ISEE Lower Level Practice Tests
6 Full-Length Exams + Adaptive Practice
The ISEE Lower Level is for students applying to grades 5 & 6. For older students, please see our practice tests for the ISEE Upper Level.
Our ISEE Lower Level Practice Tests Make Prep Easy
Students can take full-length tests or let Piqosity adapt questions to their individual strengths & weaknesses.
Piqosity automatically determines a student’s strengths and weaknesses down to the sub-topic level in real-time.
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Every full-length test ISEE question contains at least 1 answer explanation, and students can request additional ones from our experts.
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About the ISEE Lower Level
The Lower Level of the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is one of the most popular admissions tests for applying to private middle schools (grades 5 & 6) in the United States. Administered by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB), it is a 5-part, 2-and-a-half-hour exam, which can be taken up to 3 times a year.
5 Sections of the ISEE Lower Level
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Frequently Asked Questions
Most students applying to an independent middle school take the Lower Level ISEE in or around January of their 4th grade year. Therefore, we recommend that students start preparing the summer before their 4th grade year starts. The time consuming part of test preparation is simply ensuring that students have a firm grasp of the tested academic material in math and English. For example, if your child is weak on fractions or reading at a 3rd grade level, that will take some time to remediate.
No, contrary to popular belief, tests like the ISEE, SAT, and ACT cannot be “beat.” If students don’t know basic vocabulary, there’s no amount of tips or tricks that will magically imbue them with this knowledge. Therefore, a student’s academic grades in school are the best predictor of their success on the ISEE. The Lower Level ISEE is a standardized way for middle schools to measure applicants’ performance from different schools. The best type of preparation is that which ensures students know the fundamental concepts that are being tested in math and English.
The Lower Level ISEE is for students applying to select independent schools for grades 5 and 6. Students applying to grades 9 through 12 take the Upper Level ISEE. Students applying to grades 7 and 8 take the Middle Level ISEE. Students applying to grades 2 – 4 take the Primary ISEE. Note that not all independent schools take or require the ISEE so check with your target schools’s admissions department before prepping!
As of fall 2016, students can now take the Lower Level ISEE up to three (3) times a year but only one (1) time during pre-defined three-month periods (example of 4th grade student applying to 5th grade):
- Spring semester of their 3rd grade year (April to July)
- Fall semester of their 4th grade year (August to November)
- Spring semester of their 4th grade year (December to March)
Parents can also now review scores and decide whether or not they want to submit them to schools (Before fall 2016 students could really only take the exam once and that score always got sent to schools without parent review).
There are a ton of advantages to having your student do their practice digitally on Piqosity such as automatic scoring and analysis. However, we understand that sometimes you just need paper. We’re happy to print and ship paper tests upon requests for a nominal fee. Just contact us.
No, Piqosity does not provide tutorial services. However, we may be able to suggest ISEE tutors in your area upon request. We are an education technology company that partners with educators and publishers. If you’re a tutor, click here to learn how to partner with us.
In select markets we partner with experienced local tutors. Often times, these tutors have demonstrated their capabilities by shepherding their students through quantifiable improvements on their Piqosity practice problems. Parents should only schedule the local consultation once their child has completed at least 1 full-length practice test or 160 practice questions across all sub-topics. The tutor will go over their initial results and discuss a plan of action for improving their scores especially in the context of the schools they want to attend. **Note that this service is not available in all cities.
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- Answer Explanations
- Stanine Score Prediction in Real Time
- Personalized + Adaptive Practice
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